FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown and Mount Vernon police departments are investigating the case of a missing 17-year-old Fredericktown girl.
Mercedes Erwin was last seen by her mother Christina Mills, on April 4 at 7:30 a.m., when leaving for school at the Knox County Career Center. Erwin was reportedly seen on surveillance camera at 10 a.m. at the school.
Erwin was wearing a dark gray hooded shirt, red sweatpants and high-top tennis shoes on April 4. She has blonde hair, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and wears brown framed glasses. It is believed she may be with a male companion, James Ervin, 22, Mount Vernon, who has short blond hair, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.
The Fredericktown Police Department has been working with the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on this case. Calls to the MVPD seeking additional information were not returned at press time.
If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Erwin or Ervin, they are encouraged to call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 397-3333.